I have read and enjoyed this author of the mystery series. They are full of suspenseful mystery action, but I did find the first, Zero Degree Murder, quite violent and the murders in this third novel, Murder on the Horizon, were so off-putting for me that I didn't finish the book.
The best read for me, so far, was Murder Off the Beaten Path, the second in the series.
The series does have a mountain setting, however, that makes the search and rescue operations interesting to read.
"Damn, that's a lot of blood," a man said, voice echoing in the large room. "What the hell d'you expect?" a second man said. "Go get a bucket."Book description: As a volunteer for Timber Creek Search and Rescue in the mountains of Southern California, Gracie Kinkaid responds to a call out for a car that’s gone over the side of a treacherous mountain road.
The crash proves to be one in an escalating and deadly series of events that lead her right back to Camp Ponderosa, a church-owned camp where she works as Program Director. As Gracie probes more deeply into the dark secrets at the camp, she unearths a hidden world of illegal activities, including murder…and finds herself going head-to-head with desperate perpetrators. (goodreads)
A review copy of the book was provided by the publisher.